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Catch-up funding

Catch-up funding and the National Tutoring Programme

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus, and returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible will be critical to the recovery process. To support schools with this, the government have announced that funding will be given to schools to help children from Reception to Year 6 to ‘catch-up’.

It is vital that we ensure this money is spent effectively, therefore careful analysis of the needs will be undertaken during the first few weeks of return. This will then enable us to direct the funding successfully. To support us with how to make the best use of the funding, we will be considering the guidance given in the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) ‘Support Guide for Schools’ and ‘School Planning guide 2020-21’ which has evidence-based approaches for pupil catch-up. This will also be coupled with effective interventions which we have tried and tested ourselves as a school.

Alongside this, the government have recognised that many disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils will be among those hardest hit, therefore they are also launching the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) which will provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help to catch-up.

School continue to follow government guidance around the catch-up funding and NTP https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-catch-up-premium

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